Crystal Lake Plaza, 2D 6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14) Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 356-8170
Crystal Lake Plaza, 2D6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14)Crystal Lake, IL 60014(815) 356-8170

Pet Adoptions


Some adoptable pets are residing in our adoption center again.  As a health & safety precaution, visitation will be limited to only approved applicants.  

We rescue and re-home more than 350 pets each year. 70% from kill shelters and 30% are local relinquishments. We believe that all pets deserve a chance at a loving home. 

Our available pets can be viewed on our Facebook page or Petfinder

Please contact our Animal Welfare Director, Emily, for more information

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How to Apply to Adopt a Pet

If interested in applying to adopt a pet, please complete the online adoption application form.  As an alternative, you may download, complete, and return the below document to our adoption center or scan & email it to us at

Pet Adoption Application 2018.pdf
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Things to Know Before Adopting

  • You must be at least 18 years old to adopt
  • Three non-family references must be supplied and will be contacted.  We cannot accept any relatives, including in-laws, as references.
  • Ensure you have checked with your landlord or homeowners association about their pet rules or bylaws.
  • Your current dogs & cats must be:
    • Up to date on vaccinations, including rabies.  A letter from your Veterinarian must be supplied for medical exceptions.
    • Spayed or Neutered.  A letter from your Veterinarian must be supplied for medical exceptions.
  • Everyone who lives in the household must be present at the time of adoption.

What to Expect

To continue with the adoption process, we encourage interested adopters to fill out the adoption application.  


Upon receipt of your application, an adoption counselor will review and contact you with any questions.  Typically, applications can be processed within a few business days. 


Please allow at least 24 hours before contacting us about the status of your application.


If you are looking to adopt a dog and already have a dog...

Upon completion & approval of your application, we will require a "meet & greet" between your current dog and your (hopefully) new addition, to ensure everyone gets along.  This will be scheduled with you and be conducted at our adoption center.

We want to hear from you!

Please call us for more information:

+1 815 356-8170+1 815 356-8170


For Pet Rescue Questions, contact our Director at:



For Resale Store or General Questions, contact our Executive Director at:


Email us:

Fill out our contact form.

6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14), 2D

Crystal Lake, IL60014 



Board of Directors

Gary Niederkorn, Chairman of the Board

Alexa Malouf, Treasurer

Jeannette Hager, Secretary & Exec. Dir.

Tracy McGonigle, Esq.

Craig Ameel, Director

Vanessa Candow, Development Director

Aaron King, Director


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